Date: 11/13/17 3:27 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 13 November 2017
Compiler: Joyce Takamine
e-mail: RBA AT
Date: November 13, 2017

This is the Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 13 sponsored by Denver
Field Ornithologists and the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies.

Highlight species include: (* indicates new information on this species)
NOTE: The RBA is now using the new AOU checklist and the order of families
has changed.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson, *Kiowa, Larimer)
BRANT (*Douglas)
Cackling Goose (Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Kiowa, Montrose, Morgan,
Pueblo, Sedgwick, Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (Mesa)
Tundra Swan (*Adams, *Boulder, Larimer, *Mesa, *Moffat, Montezuma, Park)
Wood Duck (Park)
Storm Wigeon (Montezuma)
Greater Scaup (*Kiowa, *Routt)
Surf Scoter (Fremont, Jackson Jefferson, Logan, Montezuma, Morgan, Park,
San Miguel)
White-winged Scoter (Fremont, *Mesa, Montezuma, Park, *Routt, San Miguel)
Black Scoter (Park, *Pueblo)
Long-tailed Duck (Boulder, Fremont, Mesa, Park, Pueblo)
Barrow’s Goldeneye (Douglas, Eagle, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Park,
Sharp-tailed Grouse (Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (Arapahoe, Fremont, *Larimer, Otero, Park)
Sandhill Crane (Jackson, *Moffat)
Sanderling (Douglas, Pueblo, Sanderling)
Least Sandpiper (*Kiowa)
Long-billed Dowitcher (Weld)
Spotted Sandpiper (*Arapahoe)
Greater Yellowlegs (Jefferson, *Moffat)
Iceland Gull (*Kiowa, Larimer, Morgan, Park, *Pueblo)
Great Black-backed Gull (*Pueblo)
Common Tern (Boulder, Crowley, Denver)
Pacific Loon (Boulder, Park, *Weld)
Common Loon (Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Pueblo,
San Miguel)
Great Egret (*Delta)
Cattle Egret (Kiowa)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Weld)
Broad-winged Hawk (Jefferson)
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Chaffee)
Black Phoebe (*Mesa)
Eastern Phoebe (Arapahoe, Morgan)
Pinyon Jay (Baca, Chaffee)
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay (Kiowa)
Chihuahuan Raven (*Kiowa)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Kiowa)
Pygmy Nuthatch (*Broomfield, Morgan, Phillips)
Brown Creeper (Morgan)
Winter Wren (Baca, Larimer)
Bewick’s Wren (Garfield)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (*Kiowa, Mesa, Park)
Eastern Bluebird (Jefferson, *Kiowa)
Varied Thrush (*Boulder)
Brown Thrasher (*Jefferson)
American Pipit (Douglas, *Kiowa, Park, San Miguel)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Garfield, Weld)
Black Rosy-Finch (Garfield)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Garfield)
Cassin’s Finch (Baca)
Common Redpoll (*Adams, *Boulder, Denver)
Red Crossbill (Boulder, *Broomfield, Morgan, Sedgwick)
Lapland Longspur (Baca, *Kiowa, Park, Pueblo, Sedgwick)
Chestnut-collared Longspur (*Kiowa)
Canyon Towhee (Baca)
Chipping Sparrow (Denver)
Fox Sparrow (Arapahoe)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (*Boulder, El Paso, Jefferson, Otero, Pueblo)
Swamp Sparrow (Broomfield, Larimer, Park)
White-throated Sparrow (La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Otero, Ouray,
Harris’s Sparrow (*Boulder, Larimer)
Golden-crowned Sparrow (*Weld)
Rusty Blackbird (Pueblo)
Great-tailed Grackle (Montrose)
Common Yellowthroat (Broomfield, Weld)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (*Mesa)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Boulder)
Northern Cardinal (Prowers)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Prowers)
Indigo Bunting (Arapahoe)

---On November 10 at First creek at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR, Lorraine
Lanning reported 2 Common Redpoll. On November 12 at First Creek at Rocky
Mountain Arsenal NWR, John Breitsch reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 12 at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR Lower Derby, Bruce Snyder
reported Tundra Swan.

---On November 6 at deKoevend Park in Centennial, Jared Del Rosso reported
Fox Sparrow. On November 8 at deKoevend Park, Jared Del Rosso reported Red
Fox Sparrow. On November 10 at deKoevend Park, Bez Bezuidenhout and Jared
Del Rosso reported Red Fox Sparrow.
---On November 9 at Westlands Parks in Greenwood Village, Jared Del Rosso
reported juv Indigo Bunting.
---On November 10 at Cherry Creek SP, Bob Righter reported Greater
White-fronted Goose at Marina and Cackling Geese.
---On November 10 at South Platte Park C470 area, Norm Lewis reported
Eastern Phoebe.
---On November 11 at Cherry Creek SP north of Lake Loop, Glenn Walbek
reported Red-necked Grebe.
---On November 12 at Cherry Creek SP, Ben Sampson reported Spotted

---On November 6 on CR M few miles W of US 287, Dave Leatherman reported
several Lapland Longspurs
---On November 6 at Carrizo Creek Picnic Area and nearby creekbed S of CR M
about 20 mi W of US 287, Dave Leatherman reported 180 Pinyon Jay and 2
Canyon Towhee.
---On November 6 at Cottonwood Canyon, Dave Leatherman reported 4 f
Cassin’s Finch and Winter Wren.

---On November 6 at Valmont Reservoir, Peter Gent and Stephen Change
reported f-type Long-tailed Duck.
---On November 6 at Skunk Creek at Basemar Shopping Center, David Dowell
reported Yellow-throated Warbler south of Goodwill.
---On November 8 at University of Colorado South Campus in Boulder, Sharon
Norfleet reported that the Boulder Bird Club observed a Harris’s Sparrow.
---On November 9 at Stearns Lake, Mark Minner-Lee reported 7 Tundra Swans
(3 ad, 4 imm). On November 10 at Stearns Lake, Peter Gent and Chuck
Hundertmark reported juv Tundra Swan and 2000 Cackling Geese. On November
11 at Stearns Lake, David Ely and Matt Hofeditz reported juv Tundra Swan.
On November 12 at Stearns Lake, Austin Hess and Michael McCloy reported
Tundra Swan.
---On November 10 at CU South, Peter Gent reported Common Redpoll.
---On November 11 at Boulder Reservoir, Peter Gent reported Pacific Loon.
---On November 11 at CU South, Peter Burke reported Lincoln’s Sparrow. On
November 12 at CU South, Laura Steadman reported Common Redpoll, Lincoln’s
Sparrow and Harris’s Sparrow; Melissa Metzger reported Tundra Swan and
Lincoln’s Sparrow.
---On November 11 in Louisville in fields along Empire Road, Jack Bushong
reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 11 at Skunk Creek behind Basemar Shopping Center, Topi
Martinez reported a Varied Thrush.
---On November 12 at Walden Ponds, Michael McCloy, Austin Hess, Christy
Payne, and Peter Burke reported Tundra Swan.

--- On November 11 at Plaster Reservoir, Matt Hofeditz reported 1st year f
Common Yellowthroat and 2 Swamp Sparrows.
---On November 3 at Brunner Reservoir, David Ely reported f Common
---On November 6 at Interlocken East Park, David Ely reported 4 Red
Crossbill (2m, 2f). On November 10 at Interlocken East Park, David Ely and
Eric Zorawowicz reported 50 Cackling Geese, 2 Pygmy Nuthatch and f Red
Crossbill. On Novmeber 12 at Interlocken East Park, David Ely reported 30
Red Crossbills and 18 Pygmy Nuthatches.

---On November 9 in Buena Vista, Scott Somershoe reported Lewis’s
---On Novmeber 9 at Ice Ponds, Scott Somershoe reported 40 Pinyon Jays.

---On November 12 on G50 Road W of Delta, Betty Fenton reported Great Egret.

---On November 10 at Bluff Lake Nature Center, Eric DeFonso reported Common
Redpoll. On November 11 at Bluff Lake NC, Alan Peryam and Colleen
Mamsfield reported 2 Chipping Sparrows.
---On Novmeber 11 at First creek at DEN Open Space, Renee Casias reported
Common Redpoll.

---On November 8 at Chatfield SP Marina Sandspit, Tom Wilberding and
Michael Kiessig reorted Sanderling. On November 9 at Chatfield SP Marina
Sandspit, Frank Farrell and Bruce Cyganowski reported Sanderling.
---On November 11 at Barr CCC Park, Cheri Phillips reported BRANT. On
November 12 at Barr CCC Park and nearby in Parker, Paul Turelli and Cheri
Phillips and many other birders reported BRANT.
---ON November 11 at Walker Road Gravel Pond, Cynthia Kristensen reported
Barrow’s Goldeneye and American Pipit.

---On November 7 at Ruedi Reservoir, Vic Zerbi reported 9 Barrow’s

---On November 6 at Fountain Creek Regional Park, Jim Merritt reported 2
Lincoln’s Sparrows along stream near main entrance bridge.

---On November 7 at Brush Hollow Reservoir, Jerry DeBoer reported Surf
Scoter, White-winged Scoter, and 3 Long-tailed Ducks.

---On November 7 at Douglas Pass, Brett Walker reported 30 Gray-crowned
Rosy-Finch, 6 Black Rosy-Finch, and 30 Brown-capped Rosy-Finch.
---On November 8 at Rifle Gap SP, JoAnn Riggle reported Common Loon and 2
Bewick’s Wren.
---On November 8 at Fravent Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle reported Bewick’s Wren.

---On November 11 at Walden Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported Surf Scoter
and 105 Sandhill Cranes.

---On November 6 at South Platte Reservoir, Dale Pate reported Surf Scoter
in SW bay. On November 8 at South Platte Reservoir, JoAnn Hackos reported
Surf Scoter. On November 10 at South Platte Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported
Surf Scoter.
---On November 6 at Majestic View Park, John Sakulich reported Brown
Thrasher. On November 8 at Majestic View Park, Dale Pate reported 9
Eastern Bluebirds. On November 12 at Majestic View Park, Kevin De Boer
reported Brown Thrasher.
---On November 8 at Chatfield SP downstream of Kingfisher Bridge (W),
Cynthia Kristensen reported Greater Yellowlegs.
---On November 8 at Chatfield SP South Platte River Delta, Tom Wilberding
and Michael Kiessig reported Greater Yelllowlegs.
---On November 11 at Clement Park and Johnson Reservoir, Scott Somershoe
reported Greater White-fronted Goose.
---On November 11 at Mount Falcon Park, Jan Gorski reported 6 Eastern

---On November 12 at Neenoshe Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Greater
White-fronted Goose, 17 Least Sandpipers, 2 Chihuahuan Ravens, 50 Lapland
Longspurs, 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs.
---On November 12 at Upper Queens/Neeskah Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow
reported Greater White-fronted Goose, juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and 10 Lapland Longspur.
---On November 12 at Lower Queens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 4
Eastern Bluebirds, 15 Lapland Longspurs, and American Pipit.
---On November 12 at Neegronda Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 7 Greater
Scaup and Lapland Longspur.

---On November 7 at Pastorius Reservoir, Jason St. Pierre reported
White-throated Sparrow.

---On November 7 at Boyd Lake, David Wade and Nick Komar reported 3 Greater
White-fronted Geese, 600 Cackling Geese, and Least Sandpiper.
---On November 8 at Lee Martinez Park near Discovery Museum, Nick Komar,
Austin Hess, Michael McCloy, and Brandon Nooner reported Winter Wren. On
November 9 at Lee Martinez Park, Joe Mammoser, Kevin Keirn, David Wade,
and Christine Sparks reported Winter Wren.
---On November 11 at Running Deer NA in Fort Collins, Joe Mammoser reported
ad Swamp Sparrow in marsh.
---On November 11 at Dry Creek Reservoir, Walter Wehtje and Nick Komar
reported ad Tundra Swan.
---On November 11 at Cattail Pond, Nick Komar and Walter Wehtje reported
leucistic Red-necked Grebe.

---On November 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Nick Moore reported Cackling Geese and
2 Surf Scoters.

---On November 8 at Vega Reservoir and Vega SP, Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported 6 White-winged Scoters. On November 9 at Vega Reservoir and Vega
SP, Mike Henwood and Eileen Cunningham reported 4 White-winged Scoters. On
November 10 at Vega Reservoir, JoAnn Riggle and Katey Buster reported 2
White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Duck. On November 11 at Vega
Reservoir, Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 3 White-winged Scoters.
---On November 9 at Mack Mesa, Tom McConnell reported Common Loon.
---On November 9 at Highline Lake SP, Tom McConnell reported 8 Trumpeter
Swans (2 ad, 6 imm).
---On November 10 at Fruita SP small pond to N, Mark and Denise Vollmar
reported White-winged Scoter.
---On November 10 at Highline Lake SP, Denise and Mark Vollmar reported 8
Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) and 3 Common Loon; Mike Henwood and Gary Atwood
reported 8 Tundra Swans. On November 11 at Highline Lake SP, Carol
Ortenzio and JoAnn RIggle reported 8 Tundra Swans (2 ad, 6 juv); Ortenzio
also reported Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. On November 12 at Highline Lake SP,
Ronda Woodward and Deb Stegall reported 8 Tundra Swans and Black Phoebe.
---On November 11 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Mike Henwood
reported juv White-winged Scoter, Black Phoebe and 2 juv Chestnut-sided
Warblers; Carol Ortenzio reported White-winged Scoter and Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher; Jerry and Linda Elling reported White-winged Scoter. On
Novmeber 12 at Colorado River SP Fruita Section, Chestnut-sided Warbler was
reported by Jackson Trappett, Katey Buster, Carol Ortenzio, and Lee Stigen,
JoAnn RIggle, and Betty Fenton; White-winged Scoter was reported by Ronda
Woodward and Deb Stegall and Betty Fenton

---On November 8 at WFMC Ponds, Forrest Luke reported 2 ad Tundra Swans,
Common Loon, and f Barrow’s Goldeneye.
---On November 12 at Moffat County Road Dept ponds, Jan Leonard reported 6
Tundra Swans, 4 Sandhill Cranes, and 3 Greater Yellowlegs.

---On November 8 at Narraguinnep Reservoir, Jim Beatty reported imm Surf
---On November 8 at Denny Lake Park, Jim Beatty reported White-throated
---On November 9 at Industrial Pond in Cortez, Erick Hendrickson reported
Storm Wigeon.
---On November 11 at Narraguinnep reservoir, Erik Hendrickson reported
Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter.
---On November 11 at McPhee Reservoir, Erik Hendrickson reported 4 Barrow’s

---On November 6 at Black Canyon Crystal Dam, Betty Fenton reported 4 f
Barrow’s Goldeneyes.
---On November 7 at Otter Pond, Bruce Ackerman and Linda Hansen reported 2
f Great-tailed Grackles and Jon Horm reported 2 Cackling Geese.
---On November 11 at Nucla Domestic Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda
Wright reported White-throated Sparrow.

---On November 6 at Jackson Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 400 Cackling
Geese, Surf Scoter, 4 Common Loon, Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.
---On November 9 at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Morgan, Nick Moore reported
Brown Creeper and 2 Red Crossbills, type 2.

---On November 7 at Holbrook Reservoir, Stan Oswald reported Red-necked
Grebe and Common Loon.

---On November 8 at Ridgway Reservoir, Kent Nelson reported 7 Common Loon.
On November 10 at Ridgway Reservoir, Brenda Wright and Coen Dexter reported
3 Common Loon.
---On November 8 in Ouray, Kent Nelson reported White-throated Sparrow at
his feeder. If you want to try for the bird he says that best viewing in
gate on S side of house, 621 Fourth St. Call Kent at 719-221-3513 for
current information.

---On November 9 at Eleven Mile Reservoir, Dean Shoup and Scott Somershoe
reported ad m Wood Duck, 12 Surf Scoter including an ad m on the SE end, 3
White-winged Scoters, f Long-tailed Duck, 4 Common Loon, and American
Pipit. On November 9 at Eleven Mile Reservoir, Chuck Aid and Micahel
Kiessig reported 14 Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck,
and 13 Common Loon. On November 10 at Eleven Mile Reservoir, Mark Peterson
and Glenn Walbek reported 11 Surf Scoter incle 1 ad m, 6 White-winged
Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, 2 Pacific Loon, 9 Common Lon, Iceland (Thayer’s)
1st cyc, 3 Lapland Longspur. On November 11 at Eleven Mile Reservoir,
Michael McCloy reported 20 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, f
Long-tailed Duck, Barrow’s Goldeneye, 3 Pacific Loons, Red-necked Grebe,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and 2 Lapland Longspurs.
---On November 9 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Scott Somershoe reported 2
Common Loon. On November 10 at Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Mark Peterson
and Glenn Walbek reported 1st cyc GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL. On November 11 at
Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Michael McCloy reported Tundra Swan, 2 Surf
Scoters, and Black Scoter.
---On November 9 at Antero Reservoir, Scott Someshoe reported 3 Tundra
Swans and Pacific Loon; Chuck Aid and Michael Kiessig reported 4 Tundra
On November 10 at Antero Reservoir, Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek reported
4 Tundra Swan, 3 Surf Scoters, Black Scoter, 2 Pacific Loon, 2 Common Loon.
---On November 10 at Lake George, Mark Peterson and Glenn Walbek reported
Swamp Sparrow.

---On November 7 at Lamar Community College on west side of road that runs
behind college NW from dumpsters N of Tennis courts, Dave Leatherman
reported a young m Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
---On November 7 at Lamar Community College, Dave Leatherman reported pair
of Northern Cardinals and White-throated Sparrow.

---On November 7 at Pueblo Reservoir South Shore Marina tire, Brandon
Percival reported ad Great Black-backed Gull. On November 10 at Pueblo
Reservoir South Shore Marina, Brandon Percival, Riley and Heather Morris
reported ad Great Black-backed Gull, and 3 Common Loon.
---On November 8 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported 17 Common
---On November 9 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported 2 f-type
Black Scoters.
---On November 10 at Pueblo Reservoir in Rock Canyon, Riley Morris reported
2 Rusty Blackbirds.
---On November 10 at Pueblo Reservoir West Fishing Road, Brandon Percival
reported 25 Common Loon and Lapland Longspur.
---On November 10 at Pueblo Reservoir, Riley Morris reported Lincoln’s
---On November 10 at Huerfano Reservoir, Rich Miller reported Long-tailed
---On November 11 at Valco Ponds SWA, Mark Yaeger reported 4 Lincoln’s
---On November 12 at Pueblo Reservoir, Brandon Percival reported 2 f-type
Black Scoter, ad Great Black-backed Gull, juv Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull.

---On November 12 at Stagecoach Reservoir, Tom Litteral reported 2
White-winged Scoters and 2 Barrow’s Goldeneyes; Tresa Moulton reported
Greater Scaup and 2 White-winged Scoters.

---On November 10 at Miramonte Reservoir, Coen Dexter and Brenda Wright
reported 3 Surf Scoters, 4 White-winged Scoters, 5 Common Loon, and 3
American Pipit.

---On November 9 at Julesburg Cemetery, Nick Moore reported 30 Red
Crossbill, type 2.
---On Novmeber 9 at Jumbo Reservoir, Nick Moore reported 500 Cackling
Geese, Sanderling, and 2 Lapland Longspurs.

---On November 1 at Prewitt Reservoir, Norm Lewis reported American
Golden-Plover, Dunlin, and Chipping Sparrow.

---On November 5 at Windsor Lake, Gary Lefko reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On
November 6 at Windsor Lake, Josh Bruening, Kathy Buckley, and Michael
Britten reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On November 7 at Windsor Lake, Steve
Mlodinow, Larry Griffin, and Gene Rutherford reported PARASITIC JAEGER. On
November 10 at Windsor Lake, Josh Bruening, Nick Komar, and Gary Lefko
---On November 7 at Stewart’s Pond, Steve Mlodinow reported 50 Cackling
Geese and juv Black-crowned Night-Heron.
---On November 7 at Behrens Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported 100 Cackling
Geese and Long-billed Dowitcher.
---On November 11 at Union Reservoir, Steve Mlodinow reported Pacific Loon
and Common Yellowthroat.
---On November 11 at CR 136 W of CR 111, Gene Rutherford reported 8
Sharp-tailed Grouse.
---On November 11 at CR 136 W of CR 105, Gene Rutherford reported
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.
---On November 12 at Union Reservoir, Gene Rutherford reported Pacific Loon
and 1st winter LITTLE GULL; later in the day Luke Pheneger, Susan and
Maikel Wise, and Ginny Bergstrom were able to refind the Pacific Loon and
---On November 12 in Platteville, Bill Hutchinson reported Golden-crowned

DFO Field Trip:
The DFO Field Trip for Saturday, November 18 will be to Prospect Park
(Wheat Ridge Greenbelt) led by Jackie King (jackie.king AT;
Directions: From I-70 exit 267, take kipling south about ¾ miles and turn
right (west) on 44th Ave. Go one mil.e west. Look for entrance to
Prospect Park on your left (South). Meet at 0800 just inside the park in
the lot right next to Prospect Lake.
This is a trip with easy walking that is accessible for mobility
impaired individual. Bring water and a snack; lunch optional. Register
online or contact leader.

The DFO Field Trip for Sunday, November 19 will be to Lakes of Lakewood,
Belmar Park led by Alison Kondler (BirdingByEar AT; 303-904-9140).
Meet at Belmar Historic Park at 0900 in parking lot near the lake. Belmar
is at 800 South Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood. From Alameda and Wadsworth, go
south on Wadsworth, turn west at the light on West Ohio Ave. Drive a short
2 blocks to the parking lot behind the buildings.
Will start at Belmar, then drive to various ponds, lakes, and reservoir
in Lakewood look for ducks and other winter birds. Bring binoculars,
water, and snacks. Scopes are optional. Register online or contact leader.

Good Birding,
Joyce Takamine

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